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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735455/examining-the-role-of-income-inequality-and-neighborhood-walkability-on-obesity-and-physical-activity-among-low-income-hispanic-adults
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Samuel D Towne, Michael L Lopez, Yajuan Li, Matthew Lee Smith, Judith L Warren, Alexandra E Evans, Marcia G Ory
Obesity is a major public health issue affecting rising medical costs and contributing to morbidity and premature mortality. We aimed to identify factors that may play a role in obesity and physical activity at the individual and environmental/neighborhood levels. We analyzed data from an adult sample who were parents of students enrolled in a school-based health and wellness program. The sample was restricted to those who were Hispanic and whose children were on free/reduced lunch (n = 377). Dependent variables: body mass index (BMI); neighborhood walkability...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734995/senior-oral-and-maxillofacial-surgery-resident-confidence-in-performing-invasive-temporomandibular-joint-procedures
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Mohmedvasim Momin, Michael Miloro, Louis G Mercuri, Alexander Munaretto, Michael R Markiewicz
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the level of confidence that senior-level oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS) residents have in the management of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, determine their exposure to various invasive TMJ procedures during training, and assess their confidence in performing those procedures on completion of residency. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A questionnaire was designed, and a link to a University of Illinois at Chicago Qualtrics Survey platform (Qualtrics, Provo, UT) was e-mailed to all program directors at Commission on Dental Accreditation-accredited OMS training programs in the United States...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734209/new-insight-into-the-environmental-impact-of-two-imidazolium-ionic-liquids-effects-on-seed-germination-and-soil-microbial-activity
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J Salgado, J J Parajó, T Teijeira, O Cruz, J Proupín, M Villanueva, J A Rodríguez-Añón, P V Verdes, O Reyes
The next generation of ionic liquids must be synthetized taking into account structures that guarantee the suitable properties for a defined application as well as ecological data. Thus, searching of the right methodologies to know, quickly and efficiently, the ecological effects of these compounds is a preliminary task. The effects of two imidazolium based ionic liquids with different anions, 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate, [C4C1Im][BF4], and 1-propyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide, [C3C1Im][NTf2], on seedling emergence of six tree species and on the microbial behaviour of two soils were determined in this work...
July 14, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733142/deprescribing-for-frail-older-people-learning-from-the-case-of-mrs-hansen
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Anne Gerd Granas, Marit Stendal Bakken, Sabine Ruths, Katja Taxis
Drug treatment is often an essential part in treatment and prevention of diseases in older people, but there is much concern about inappropriate medication use. This paper aims to describe the complexity of medication safety issues and clinical judgments when optimizing prescribing in older individuals. It uses the case of Mrs. Hansen, an aged nursing home resident, to illustrate the facilitators and barriers of this process. With decreasing life expectancy, medication use should shift from cure to care, focusing on symptomatic treatment to increase the patient's well-being...
July 13, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732327/prediagnostic-serum-calcium-and-albumin-and-ovarian-cancer-a-nested-case-control-study-in-the-norwegian-janus-serum-bank-cohort
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Gary G Schwartz, Steinar Tretli, Linda Vos, Trude E Robsahm
BACKGROUND: Women with higher serum calcium may be more likely to be diagnosed and die of ovarian cancer. We evaluated that finding in a large, prospective cohort. METHODS: We conducted a nested case-control study using a population-based biobank from Norway. We compared 202 ovarian cancer cases and 202 controls, matched for age, date at blood draw, and county of residence, with respect to serum calcium and albumin, adjusted for anthropometric variables. We evaluated risks using the entire follow-up period as well as 2-15 years and 16-25 years ("early" and "late", respectively)...
July 18, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732033/spatial-and-simultaneous-representative-seroprevalence-of-anti-toxoplasma-gondii-antibodies-in-owners-and-their-domiciled-dogs-in-a-major-city-of-southern-brazil
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Aline do Nascimento Benitez, Felippe Danyel Cardoso Martins, Marcelle Mareze, Nelson Jessé Rodrigues Santos, Fernanda Pinto Ferreira, Camila Marinelli Martins, João Luis Garcia, Regina Mitsuka-Breganó, Roberta Lemos Freire, Alexander Welker Biondo, Italmar Teodorico Navarro
Toxoplasmosis, caused by Toxoplasma gondii, has traditionally been considered an important water and foodborne protozoonosis with important public health considerations. Although felids play a well-established role as definitive hosts, canine epidemiological involvement in the parasite's life cycle remains questionable and controversial. The increasing closeness of the human-dog bond, particularly seen in urban settings, has been recognized as a historically unprecedented worldwide movement. Sharing daily lives in the same households, dogs may be exposed to similar associated risks of T...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732016/maternal-residential-proximity-to-unconventional-gas-development-and-perinatal-outcomes-among-a-diverse-urban-population-in-texas
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Kristina W Whitworth, Amanda K Marshall, Elaine Symanski
OBJECTIVE: To assess associations between unconventional natural gas development (UGD) and perinatal outcomes. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective birth cohort study among 158,894 women with a birth or fetal death from November 30, 2010-November 29, 2012 in the Barnett Shale, in North Texas. We constructed three UGD-activity metrics by calculating the inverse distance-weighted sum of active wells within three separate geographic buffers surrounding the maternal residence: ≤½, 2, or 10-miles...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730776/institutional-variations-in-nutritional-aspects-of-enhanced-recovery-pathways-after-elective-surgery-for-colon-cancer
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Fotios Seretis, Panagiota Kaisari, Kasun Wanigasooriya, Edward Rawstorne, Charalampos Seretis
PURPOSE: Perioperative nutritional optimisation is one of the key aspects of the Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) pathway after elective colorectal cancer resections. Despite the general acceptance of ERAS as a safe and cost-effective perioperative care bundle, significant variations in terms of nutritional support exist among colorectal units. METHODS: To assess these variations, we performed a cross-sectional online survey among colorectal surgical residents within a UK region...
May 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730141/extracellular-vesicles-as-modulators-of-tumor-microenvironment-and-disease-progression-in-glioma
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REVIEW
Abir Mondal, Divya Kumari Singh, Suchismita Panda, Anjali Shiras
Diffuse gliomas are lethal tumors of the central nervous system (CNS) characterized by infiltrative growth, aggressive nature, and therapeutic resistance. The recent 2016 WHO classification for CNS tumors categorizes diffuse glioma into two major types that include IDH wild-type glioblastoma, which is the predominant type and IDH-mutant glioblastoma, which is less common and displays better prognosis. Recent studies suggest presence of a distinct cell population with stem cell features termed as glioma stem cells (GSCs) to be causal in driving tumor growth in glioblastoma...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729780/best-practices-for-robotic-surgery-programs
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Stephanie J Estes, David Goldenberg, Joshua S Winder, Ryan M Juza, Jerome R Lyn-Sue
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Robotic surgical programs are increasing in number. Efficient methods by which to monitor and evaluate robotic surgery teams are needed. METHODS: Best practices for an academic university medical center were created and instituted in 2009 and continue to the present. These practices have led to programmatic development that has resulted in a process that effectively monitors leadership team members; attending, resident, fellow, and staff training; credentialing; safety metrics; efficiency; and case volume recommendations...
April 2017: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729326/associations-between-physical-function-and-depression-in-nursing-home-residents-with-mild-and-moderate-dementia-a-cross-sectional-study
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Linda Aimée Hartford Kvæl, Astrid Bergland, Elisabeth Wiken Telenius
OBJECTIVES: The primary aim of this study is to describe depression and physical function in nursing home residents with dementia, as well as to examine the associations between depression and balance function, lower limb muscle strength, mobility and activities of daily living. The secondary aim is to examine the differences in physical function between the groups classified as depressed and not depressed. DESIGN: The study has a cross-sectional design. SETTING: A convenience sample of 18 nursing homes in, and around, Oslo, Norway, participated...
July 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728205/-predictability-of-postoperative-pain-and-satisfaction-how-precise-are-we-and-what-is-the-role-of-professional-experience
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Ulf Krister Hofmann, Cosima Dobler, Marco Gesicki, Torsten Kluba, Sebastian Scheidt
Background The indication for surgery is justified by an expected improvement for the patient. To evaluate the probability and extent of individual postoperative patient benefit, the surgeon needs to elaborate numerous parameters of potential relevance for the outcome beyond his key competence, that is the technical dimension of the operation. Despite the highest medical standards, individual postoperative satisfaction with surgery is highly variable, even in cases with a technically good result. The aim of the present study was to investigate the individual predictability of postoperative pain and satisfaction in patients with elective musculoskeletal surgery...
July 20, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727704/evaluating-the-adjuvant-effect-of-dexamethasone-to-ropivacaine-in-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-for-inguinal-hernia-repair-and-spermatocelectomy-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Robert Wegner, Duane Akwar, Sarah Guzman-Reyes, Greesha Pednekar, Rabail Chaudhry, Navneet Grewal, Naveen Kukreja, Omar L Mancillas, George W Williams, Omonele Nwokolo
BACKGROUND: The transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block is a relatively straightforward regional technique used for postoperative analgesia in patients undergoing abdominal surgeries. Various adjuvants have been used in past to prolong the duration of action of analgesia in peripheral nerve blocks. Several studies investigating the analgesic efficacy of dexamethasone added to local anesthetic agents, such as bupivacaine, have shown promising results. However, there are few studies comparing the efficacy of dexamethasone with ropivacaine...
July 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727115/the-microbiota-gut-brain-axis-as-a-key-regulator-of-neural-function-and-the-stress-response-implications-for-human-and-animal-health
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N C Wiley, T G Dinan, R P Ross, C Stanton, G Clarke, J F Cryan
The brain-gut-microbiota axis comprises an extensive communication network between the brain, the gut, and the microbiota residing there. Development of a diverse gut microbiota is vital for multiple features of behavior and physiology, as well as many fundamental aspects of brain structure and function. Appropriate early-life assembly of the gut microbiota is also believed to play a role in subsequent emotional and cognitive development. If the composition, diversity, or assembly of the gut microbiota is impaired, this impairment can have a negative impact on host health and lead to disorders such as obesity, diabetes, inflammatory diseases, and even potentially neuropsychiatric illnesses, including anxiety and depression...
July 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726898/probe-location-dependent-resonance-energy-transfer-at-lipid-water-interfaces-comparison-between-the-gel-and-fluid-phase-of-lipid-bilayer
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Moirangthem Kiran Singh, Mohammad Firoz Khan, Him Shweta, Sobhan Sen
Despite significant interest in understanding the role of the local dielectric environment and lipid-bilayer fluidity/rigidity in resonance energy transfer between chromophores at lipid/water interfaces, a comprehensive approach to quantify such environmental dependence on energy transfer is missing - primarily because of the scarcity of suitable probes. Here we present the results on multi-chromophoric Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) from a series of 4-aminophthalimide-based molecules (4AP-Cn; n = 2-10, 12) of different lipophilicity (donors), which reside at different depths across the lipid/water interfaces, to rhodamine-6G (Rh6G; acceptor) molecules that stay in a water-rich region near the lipid headgroups...
July 20, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726641/a-plant-fungal-type-phosphoenolpyruvate-carboxykinase-located-in-the-parasite-mitochondrion-ensures-glucose-independent-survival-of-toxoplasma-gondii
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Richard Nitzsche, Özlem Günay-Esiyok, Maximilian Tischer, Vyacheslav Zagoriy, Nishith Gupta
Toxoplasma gondii is considered as one of the most successful intracellular pathogens, because it can reproduce in varied nutritional milieus, encountered in diverse host-cell types of essentially any warm-blooded organism. Our earlier work has demonstrated that the acute (tachyzoite) stage of T. gondii depends on cooperativity of glucose and glutamine catabolism to meet biosynthetic demands. Either of these two nutrients can sustain the parasite survival; however, what determines the metabolic plasticity has not been resolved yet...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725402/what-does-body-size-mean-from-the-plant-s-eye-view
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Amanda J Tracey, Kimberly A Stephens, Brandon S Schamp, Lonnie W Aarssen
Alternative metrics exist for representing variation in plant body size, but the vast majority of previous research for herbaceous plants has focused on dry mass. Dry mass provides a reasonably accurate and easily measured estimate for comparing relative capacity to convert solar energy into stored carbon. However, from a "plant's eye view", its experience of its local biotic environment of immediate neighbors (especially when crowded) may be more accurately represented by measures of "space occupancy" (S-O) recorded in situ-rather than dry mass measured after storage in a drying oven...
October 2016: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725100/does-women-s-empowerment-in-agriculture-matter-for-children-s-health-status-insights-from-northern-ghana
#18
Yacob A Zereyesus, Vincent Amanor-Boadu, Kara L Ross, Aleksan Shanoyan
Given that women in rural communities in developing countries are responsible for the nutrition and health-related decisions affecting children in their care, their empowerment may influence the health status of their children. The association between women's empowerment, measured by using a recently developed Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index, and children's health status is examined for a sample of households in Northern Ghana applying a Multiple Indicators Multiple Causes (MIMIC) model. The MIMIC approach is used to link multiple indicator variables with multiple independent variables through a "single underlying" latent variable...
2017: Social Indicators Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724691/drought-induced-starvation-of-aardvarks-in-the-kalahari-an-indirect-effect-of-climate-change
#19
Benjamin Rey, Andrea Fuller, Duncan Mitchell, Leith C R Meyer, Robyn S Hetem
Aardvarks (Orycteropus afer) are elusive burrowing mammals, predominantly nocturnal and distributed widely throughout Africa except for arid deserts. Their survival may be threatened by climate change via direct and indirect effects of increasing heat and aridity. To measure their current physiological plasticity, we implanted biologgers into six adult aardvarks resident in the semi-arid Kalahari. Following a particularly dry and hot summer, five of the study aardvarks and 11 other aardvarks at the study site died...
July 2017: Biology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724355/urban-rural-differences-in-the-association-between-access-to-healthcare-and-health-outcomes-among-older-adults-in-china
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Xufan Zhang, Matthew E Dupre, Li Qiu, Wei Zhou, Yuan Zhao, Danan Gu
BACKGROUND: Studies have shown that inadequate access to healthcare is associated with lower levels of health and well-being in older adults. Studies have also shown significant urban-rural differences in access to healthcare in developing countries such as China. However, there is limited evidence of whether the association between access to healthcare and health outcomes differs by urban-rural residence at older ages in China. METHODS: Four waves of data (2005, 2008/2009, 2011/2012, and 2014) from the largest national longitudinal survey of adults aged 65 and older in mainland China (n = 26,604) were used for analysis...
July 19, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
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